Pictured left to right: Breakthrough co-ordinator Tim Pilcher with participants Danny Christie, Hannah Hodgson, Michael Lightfoot, Abbigayle Bircham and Halima Hassan at Chicheley Hall, Buckinghamshire, in May 2019

Lakes International Comic Art Festival Breakthrough new creators project gets underway

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival has held the first workshops for its ambitious Breakthrough project, which aims to give under-represented individuals a chance to express themselves through the medium of comics. Five aspiring comic creators – Abbigayle Bircham, Danny Christie, Halima Hassan, Hannah Hodgson and Michael Lightfoot – are taking part in the inaugural 18-month mentoring initiative,Continue reading Lakes International Comic Art Festival Breakthrough new creators project gets underway

“Seeing the Bigger Picture” by David Shaw

What has the EU Ever Done for Us? “Europe+” Comic Challenge goes on tour

The shortlisted entries of this year’s Animate Europe comics competition, challenging creators with to come up with a comic addressing the value of the European Union, are now on tour around the continent. With Britain’s involvement in the EU drawing to a close, despite the difficulties reaching that end, there has to be more than aContinue reading What has the EU Ever Done for Us? “Europe+” Comic Challenge goes on tour

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In Memoriam: Comic Artist Jordi Longarón, co-creator of “Friday Foster”

We’re sorry to report the recent passing of Spanish comic artist and illustrator, Jordi Longarón, co-creator of the ground-breaking newspaper strip “Friday Foster” with writer Jim Lawrence. He was 86. Better known, for some, as Jorge Longarón, over a long and much-admired career, his many credits include work not only in his native Spain, butContinue reading In Memoriam: Comic Artist Jordi Longarón, co-creator of “Friday Foster”

Tommy Donbavand in 2012

In Memoriam: Comic writer, author, playwright Tommy Donbavand, creator of “Scream Street”, is gone

We’re very sorry to report that Tommy Donbavand, comic strip writer and award-winning author of the Scream Street series, Fangs Vampire Spy, Doctor Who: Shroud of Sorrow, Home and My Teacher Ate My Brain, has lost his long battle with cancer. It’s news many of us had been expecting, but it makes it no more palatableContinue reading In Memoriam: Comic writer, author, playwright Tommy Donbavand, creator of “Scream Street”, is gone

Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast  Episode 52 - Oldham Comic Con 3

Lakes Festival Podcast legs it to Oldham! (Oldham Comic Con 3, that is)

Most of the latest episode of the Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast  focuses on the team’s recent trip to Oldham Comic Con 3, held on Saturday 11th May. Nikki Bates tabled on the day, while Ian went off interviewing a range of comic creators, including Oldham Comic Con organiser Dennis Whittle, plus 2000AD andContinue reading Lakes Festival Podcast legs it to Oldham! (Oldham Comic Con 3, that is)